ISLAMABAD: Decision has been taken to construct a cricket stadium in federal Capital.
According to media reports, Capital Development Authority CDA after consultation with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for construction of Cricket stadium has decided to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for construction of cricket stadium on 35 acres land at Shakarparian, the project which is lying pending for the last several years.
With the construction of this cricket stadium, CDA will be entitled to 30 percent and PCB of 70 percent income to be accrued from the local and international games to be played in this stadium.
Presently there is not a single cricket stadium or cricket academy in federal capital while Diamond club ground and other grounds are used for training of local players.
Last year CDA administration had stopped the construction of cricket stadium and refused to issue any NOC, however, all matters have been settled now.
CDA had allotted 40 acre land to PCB on lease for 33 years in Shakar Parian in 2008 for construction of cricket stadium. The construction of stadium was to be completed within 5 years, however PCB failed to do so. Therefore, CDA cancelled allotment of this land.
Now once again both departments have addressed their reservations and decision has been taken to construct cricket stadium.